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Fig, Letizia

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A family heirloom brought from Italy.

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A family heirloom, named after plantsman Steve Castorani's mother Letizia, whose parents brought the fig all the way from Italy. Since the 1930s, over many years, the plant has grown to a multi-stemmed tree, dense with beautiful, neatly lobed green leaves. An easy-to-grow ornamental bush, with large crops of fantastic brown fruits. Enjoy the summer harvest of luscious flavor from the old home country.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

96 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

48 inches

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.


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Sep 12, 2016

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Fig, Letizia is rated 4.454545454545454 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my fig plant! I ordered my plant in the spring and it was very well packaged. It was a little guy, but over the summer it's grown immensely and is about 3 feet tall already! I already have 4 small figs growing on it already and can't wait until they're ready to pick. So glad I purchased my first gig plant from burpee and will definitely order more next spring!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast grower Bought three different fig plants from burpee this year and all, including this one, are thriving in their 15 gallon pots with composted organic soil. They have been living in full sun all summer and I rarely water them (we've had a good bit of rain). They have more than quadrupled the size they shipped at and are doing awesome. Will over winter in heated garage. Fingers crossed they survive and produce figs next year! I only wish I had bought more as gifts for friends!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Letizia Fig is Growing Quickly I ordered this Letizia Fig this past spring because the tree/shrub is supposed to stay on the small size. I planted the small rooted cutting in a five gallon container in good potting soil. Here it is September in Tucson and I have three long branches (2-3 ft. long @), all loaded with fruit. I tasted the first fig last week as soon as the stem end drooped. Very sweet and nice flavor. Am planning on putting this plant in the ground within the next couple of weeks. Will cover the plant with bird netting next summer to protect my crop as the birds here eat every fruit and vegetable that isn't covered.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tasty figs I planted a very short tree in the fall and had delicious figs growing on a 4 ft beauty in late summer the next year. The fruit is sweet and delicious!
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comes small, but grow fast purchased 2 month ago, comes in a small package... but after having it for two month, it grew really quick... loving it
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small plant - expected a small Tree... I ordered this tree for my grandmother's garden who loves figs. I was quite excited after reading the reviews, but surprised when I received my plant that it was a plant - not even a foot tall. All the reviews here mentioned how wonderful the tree is, but I want to be sure to mention this tree won't produce fruit I imagine for a couple of years!
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from More Like Rooted Cutting This was an extremely expensive fig tree given that I received a tree that was about 8 inches tall. I have purchased fruit trees from Burpee in the past and I was expecting something that was at least a couple feet. I could have bought a 5 foot tree that was already fruiting for the same price. It will probably take a couple years to experience the fruit- if a little cutting this size can make it through the intense summer here in Phoenix.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loaded with Fruit This has been a super plant on my patio. Great foliage, small shrub, no special needs. Second year I have these here in PA, in pots on my patio. I bring them inside my garage over the winter, but they just come back and reward me with delicious fruit.Started eating figs in late July. Fruit ripens one at the time so you need to pay attention. My little daughter loves to play fruit hunt.
Date published: 2015-08-08
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